Emmy nominations 2020: full list of Emmy Award nominees - from Paul Mescal to Olivia Colman and Brian Cox

HBO series Watchmen garnered the most nominations with 26 in total

Olivia Colman is up for a Emmy for her role in The Crown (Photo: Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix)
Olivia Colman is up for a Emmy for her role in The Crown (Photo: Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix)

The Emmys, which began in 1955, is one of the biggest award shows in the television industry.

The nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards have been revealed, with a virtual ceremony hosted by Loni Love and featuring guest stars Lavern Cox (Orange is the New Black) and Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason) joining Love virtually.

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The winners in each category will be announced on 20 September this year at a virtual event, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

This is everything you need to know about this year's nominations.

Which TV shows were nominated?

Watchmen led the nomination this year with 26 nominations, including limited series, nominations for both Jeremy Irons and Regina King as leads, and four nominations in the supporting actor/actress category.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dominated the comedy category with 20 nods, including nominations for comedy series, lead actress in a comedy series (Rachel Brosnahan) and four nominations in the supporting actor/actress categories.

Succession and Ozark drew for third place, bringing in 18 nominations each, and they were followed by Schitt’s Creek and The Mandalorian, with 15 nominations each.

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Which Brits were nominated?

There were plenty of nominations for productions and creatives from England, Scotland and Ireland, including:

- Andrew Scott (Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Black Mirror)

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- Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series, SNL)

- Olivia Colman (Lead Actress in a Drama Series, The Crown)

- Helena Bonham Carter (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, The Crown)

- Jodie Comer (Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Killing Eve)

- Paul Mescal (Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Normal People)

- Thandie Newton (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Westworld)

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- Fiona Shaw (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Killing Eve)

- Brian Cox (Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Succession)

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- Matthew Macfadyen (Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Succession)

- Harriet Walter (Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Succession)

- Jeremy Irons (Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Watchmen)

- Hugh Jackman (Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Bad Education)

- John Oliver (Variety Talk Series, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver)

Who else made the list of nominees?

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Here are the nominees in some of the key categories, including Drama Series, Comedy Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Television Movie.

For a full list of nominations, go to the Emmys website.

Drama Series:

- Better Call Saul

- The Crown

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- The Handmaid’s Tale

- Killing Eve

- The Mandalorian

- Ozark

- Stranger Things

- Succession

Comedy Series:

- Curb Your Enthusiasm

- Dead to Me

- The Good Place

- Insecure

- The Kominsky Method

- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

- Schitt’s Creek

- What We Do in the Shadows

Limited Series:

- Little Fires Everywhere

- Mrs. America

- Unbelievable

- Unorthodox

- Watchmen

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Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

- Jason Bateman (Ozark)

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- Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)

- Steve Carell (The Morning Show)

- Brain Cox (Succession)

- Billy Porter (Pose)

- Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

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- Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)

- Olivia Colman (The Crown)

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- Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

- Laura Linney (Ozark)

- Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)

- Zendaya (Euphoria)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

- Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)

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- Don Cheadle (Black Monday)

- Ted Danson (The Good Place)

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- Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

- Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

- Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

- Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)

- Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

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- Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)

- Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)

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- Issa Rae (Insecure)

- Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

- Jeremy Irons (Watchmen)

- Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)

- Paul Mescal (Normal People)

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- Jeremy Pope (Hollywood)

- Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

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Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

- Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America)

- Shira Haas (Unorthodox)

- Regina King (Watchmen)

- Octavia Spencer (Self Made)

- Kerry Washington (Little Fires Everywhere)

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Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

- Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul)

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- Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

- Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)

- Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)

- Nicholas Braun (Succession)

- Kieran Culkin (Succession)

- Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)

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- Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

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- Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)

- Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)

- Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)

- Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)

- Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)

- Julia Garner (Ozark)

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- Sarah Snook (Succession)

- Thandie Newton (Westworld)

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Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

- Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

- William Jackson Harper (The Good Place)

- Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

- Sterling K. Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

- Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

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- Mahershala Ali (Ramy)

- Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

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- Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

- Betty Gilpin (GLOW)

- D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place)

- Yvonne Orji (Insecure)

- Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

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- Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

- Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)

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- Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live)

- Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

- Dylan McDermott (Hollywood)

- Jim Parsons (Hollywood)

- Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend)

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- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen)

- Jovan Adepo (Watchmen)

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- Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

- Holland Taylor (Hollywood)

- Uzo Aduba (Mrs. America)

- Margo Martindale (Mrs. America)

- Tracey Ullman (Mrs. America)

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- Toni Collette (Unbelievable)

- Jean Smart (Watchmen)

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Outstanding Reality Competition Series:

- The Masked Singer

- Nailed It

- RuPaul’s Drag Race

- Top Chef

- The Voice

Outstanding Television Movie:

- American Son

- Bad Education

- El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

- Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones

- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverend